November 1, 2013
Basics of Azure Websites
Why they are important
Types of websites
What's going on under the covers
How to deploy
Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode3.mp3
TIP: Backup and restore your Azure Tables: Use the Azure Storage Explorer tool and select the Upload/Download facility. You can download the tables in various formats on your computer and later upload them back if required.
Windows Azure HDInsight is now generally available. This is the Microsoft Hadoop distribution made for Azure. You can spin up nodes only when required for running compute-intense jobs.
Nice MSDN article on Azure Websites for further reading : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj883953.aspx
Real-world Azure architecture videos from the User group in Belgium: http://azug.be (click the Videos tab)